The University of Maryland, College Park (often referred to as The University of Maryland, UM, UMD, UMCP, or Maryland) is a public research university located in the city of College Park in Prince George’s County, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C. Founded in 1856, the University of Maryland is the flagship institution of the University System of Maryland. With a fall 2009 enrollment of 37,000 students, Maryland is the largest university in the state and the largest in the Washington Metropolitan Area. It is a member of the Association of American Universities and a founding member of the Atlantic Coast Conference athletic league.
The University of Maryland’s proximity to the nation’s capital has resulted in strong research partnerships with the Federal government. Many members of the faculty receive research funding and institutional support from agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Department of Homeland Security.
As of fiscal year 2009, the University of Maryland, College Park‘s operating budget was projected to be approximately $1.531 billion. For the same fiscal year, the University of Maryland received a total of $518 million in research funding, surpassing its 2008 mark by $117 million. As of June 30, 2010, the university’s “Great Expectations” campaign had exceeded $750 million in private donations.
The university has been recognized as a “Public Ivy” and is currently ranked among the top national universities in the 2010 U.S. News & World Report rankings. It has been consistently ranked one of the world’s top 50 universities by the Academic Ranking of World Universities report (ARWU).
Annual tuition and fees are estimated as follows*:
|Annual Tuition and Mandatory Fees*||$8,416||$24,831|
|On-Campus residence hall room, cable and telephone||$5,714||$5,714|
|Meal plan (Average)||$3,885||$3,885|
|Books and supplies**||$1,076||$1,076|
|Local transportation and incidental costs**||$3,024||$3,024|
* An Important Fee Notice:
Not withstanding any other provision of this or any other university publication, the university reserves the right to make changes in tuition, fees, and other charges at any time such changes are deemed necessary by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Although changes in tuition, fees and charges ordinarily will be announced in advance, the university reserves the right to make such changes without prior announcement.
** These figures are averages and will vary from student to student. They are indirect costs not billed by the bursar.
For the most current information about tuition and fees please see the Office of the Bursar.
The University of Maryland’s Colleges and Schools offer over 100 majors.